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Unformatted text preview: Narcotic use is associated with a variety of unwanted effects including drowsiness, inability to concentrate, apathy, lessened physical activity, constriction of the pupils, dilation of the subcutaneous blood vessels causing flushing of the face and neck, constipation, nausea and vomiting, and most significantly, respiratory depression. As the dose is increased, the subjective, analgesic (pain relief), and toxic effect become more pronounced. Except in cases of acute intoxication, there is no loss of motor coordination or slurred speech as occurs with many depressants. Reference: www.usdoj.gov Some narcotic drugs include: Codeine Meperidine hydrochloride (demorol) Morphine sulfate (roxanol) Propoxyphene hydrochloride (darvon) Vicodin...
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course PHB 110 taught by Professor Shrank during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.
- Spring '11